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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   1. CIVICS The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.  
  Component:   1.1 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.1.1 Analyzes and evaluates the ways in which the U.S. Constitution and other fundamental documents promote key ideals and principles.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how arguments made in the Federalist Papers justify the principles of limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances,and federalism.
-Critiques how well Article I of the Constitution limits Congressional powers.
-Examines how the Preamble guides the application of the constitutional principles.
-Critiques how well the Boldt decision promotes the goal of justice.
-Examines how the Brown v. Board of Education decision promotes equality as one of the goals of our nation.
-Examines how the Letter from a Birmingham Jail promotes equality as one of the goals of our nation.
-Examines how the Civil Rights Act sought to extend democratic ideals.
-Examines how the Twenty-sixth Amendment sought to extend democratic ideals.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Our Foundations (1776—1791)